Developers Break Ground on The Tides at Arverne By The Sea – $105 Million Oceanfront Rental Community

New York City’s largest residential development adds luxury seaside rentals to the mix- with lifestyle amenities, ocean view balconies and convenient commuting options to Manhattan
Rockaways, NY– July 2017 –  The Arverne By The Sea team recently broke ground on Phase I of The Tides at Arverne By The Sea, situated along the Atlantic Ocean in the Rockaways.
Phase I of The Tides, a 214-unit market-rate rental community, will consist of two mid-rise buildings offering a mix of commercial and parking on the ground floor and luxury apartments on the upper levels.  Units ranging from studio to three bedroom will feature contemporary upscale finishes including wood floors, quartz countertops in kitchen and baths, glass backsplashes and stainless appliances in the kitchens.  Many of the apartments will offer balconies and direct ocean views. The first building of Phase I is already 25% completed and will feature 126 units with ground floor retail.
Elevated lifestyle will be a key focus in the new development, with approximately 10,000 square feet dedicated exclusively to modern amenities.  A residential lobby with concierge services will be located in Building 2, along with a clubhouse which will include a state-of-the-art athletic center overlooking the ocean.  Tenants will have exclusive access to a 20’x40’ rooftop swimming pool and lounge overlooking the ocean, a game room with a wet bar and entertainment area for group activities, as well as a smaller lounge for individual tenant events. A dining room with catering kitchen will extend to an exterior dining area with tables and bar seating, and there will be a recreational area for children to play.  The buildings will have storage facilities to accommodate beach and surfing needs, as well as bicycle storage.
“Our vision was to create an urban oasis fitting for every lifestyle. Wall Street by day – surfing or art galleries at night… The Tides will be the ultimate lifestyle destination that will perfectly compliment the existing community” said Gerard Romski, Arverne By The Sea executive.
Located 13 miles from Manhattan, The Tides will offer a convenient commute via the A train, which stops at the dedicated Arverne By The Sea subway station, and the recently launched NYC Ferry service that runs between The Rockaways and Wall Street, Pier 11.
Designed by Urbahn Architects, The Tides will offer a new luxury mid-rise option for seaside lovers and beachgoers to live just steps from natural beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, and the recreation options it provides.  “We’re excited to see the design come to life,” said Natale V. Barranco, AIA, LEED AP, Urbahn Principal. The project’s design provides amenities that are rarely available in New York City, such as breathtaking views, beach access and surfboard storage,” he added.
Building 1 should be completed spring 2018.  Interested parties can sign up to join The Tides priority list at to receive first access to construction updates and availability or stop by the newly opened Tides Leasing Office at the corner of Beach 67th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Individuals that sign up for pre-lease reservations will be entitled to a complimentary two-year family membership to the state-of-the-art  Arverne By The Sea YMCA upon move-in.
The award-winning Arverne By The Sea development has dramatically transformed the face of the Rockaways over the past decade. It is considered one of the most successful large-scale urban renewal projects in the history of New York City and one of the largest revitalization projects in the Country. The pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods feature community parks, shopping, restaurants, surf beaches and walkable access to public transportation.  At its completion, Arverne By The Sea will have developed approximately 2,300 housing units, over 125,000 square feet of retail space including a 55,000 square foot Super Stop & Shop supermarket, and a 45,000 square foot YMCA which has multiple swimming pools and water features.  A new charter school is expected to break ground in the winter of 2017.

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